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Dr. Geetha Srinivasan as an applied chemist with 20 years of research experience is passionate about bringing chemistry to real life applications. She has rich experience in leading projects at the interface of academia and industry to deliver sustainable chemical technologies from lab to full industrial scale. Specialized as an electrochemist, she has enjoyed exploring a wide range of chemical science aspects from development of electroactive solid state materials; electrodeposition of metals, alloys, semiconductors;  electrosynthesis of metal nano particles; energy storage devices; contaminant removal in petrochemistry; modified electrodes for electrocatalysis; to lubricant additives and clean energy. 

After qualifying her PhD in Applied Electrochemistry from Central Electrochemical Research Institute from India, she moved to Northern Ireland in 2006 as a post- doctoral research fellow at The Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) where she became the chief scientist for industrial projects sponsored by PETRONAS. In 2018, she relocated to work directly at PETRONAS in Malaysia at the industrial settings. Currently she is Head (Technology Program) based within Group Research and Technology, leading clean energy programs.





Merit Scholarship for undergraduate studies from Central Government of India 1994-1997


M.Sc Applied Chemistry passed with Distinction in 1999 from Avinashilingam University, India


Senior Research Fellowship for Ph.D studies from Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 2004


Research Promotion Award for young scientist by Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, 2006


Industrial Post Doctoral Fellowship at Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL)sponsored by Astron Advanced Materials and PETRONAS-, UK 2006 -2013


L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Fellowship 2012-2013


Personal Profile published in Chemistry World by RSC 2012


Best presentation award by QUILL-IAB (judged by industrial advisory board members) in March 2013


Visiting Scientist of Monash University Australia since 2013


Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013


Recipient as a key player/currently team leader in the 'Mercury Removal Project' that received IChemE Sustainable Technology Award by IChemE - Malaysia for 2013 and three awards from IChemE international viz. Chemical Engineering Project of the Year Award, Sustainable Technology Award and the 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering. QUILL’s achievement is first in the 20 year history of the IChemE Awards


Senior Research Fellowship as a Chief Scientist for PETRONAS sponsored projects by Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories, UK since October-2013


Nicklin Medal from IChemE in 2014


Nominated and listed as one of 175 faces of Chemistry showcased by RSC in 2014


Shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement Award 2014


Invited speaker to inspire young scientists at the Juliot Curie Conference, Edinburgh 2014 – sponsored by L’Oreal


Teaching Fellowship from School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (QUB) awarded for 2015-2016


Invited Speaker sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry to speak at the Young Scientist conference September 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa


Invited Speaker by Royal Society of Chemistry at the ‘Science and Stormont’ event October 2015 – talk entitled ‘Room temperature lava –changing chemistry world’


Invited Speaker by National Museum (Ulster Museum) to deliver the  element series public lecture entitled ‘Mixing elements to make exotic liquids’ December 2015 – honororium awarded


Invited Speaker as an inspirational speaker amongst Nobel Laureates, and FRS to talk to rural school children in Panama (February 2016)


Charted Chemist status awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015


Charted Scientist awarded by Royal Society of Chemistry and Science Council in 2015


Higher Education Academy Fellow 2015


Invited to establish long term collaboration between QUB and Panama institutions (funded by UK embassy in Panama) February 2016 –  funded by UK Embassy Panama


Appointed Chair for Science and Stormont 2016 at the Parliament buildings, Northern Ireland 


Shortlisted for Queen's University Belfast Vice Chancellor's Research Impact Prize 2017 in the Post-Doctoral category


Commitment Award by Intern Europe for 2017 received for exceptional mentoring and training of young interns from across Europe


High Altmetric Scores on recent article - https://wiley.altmetric.com/details/24219643


 Awarded Rising Star UK 2018 in Science and Engineering category by Wearethecity


Awarded Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry - FRSC, April 2019


Elected Member of Royal Society of Chemistry, Industry and Technology Division Council - Appointment July 2020 - July 2023 


Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering from Jan 2021



Teaching carried out from September 2012 to June 2018

Chemistry Modules at the Interface of Chemistry and Pharmacy:

Solid state interactions to MSc level 

Optical and electron microscopy to MSc level 

Combining solid-state analytical techniques for research purposes 

Chemistry Modules:

Mathematic skills for physical chemistry to undergrduate level 1

Writing chemical reports in english for international students level 3  

Advanced Practical Work in Electrochemistry Supervision for Level 3

Advanced Physical Chemistry: Kinetics, Quantum Theory, and Physical Chemistry of Ionic Liquids for MSc

Chemical Engineering Modules: 

Oil and gas purification to MEng

Advanced oil and gas process engineering MEng

Modules at the Inteface of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:

Foundation course in physical chemistry to undergraduate chemistry and chemical engineering students


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